About the Book

The VIOLENT DELIGHTS & MIDSUMMER DREAMS anthology from Quill & Crow Publishing House is a collection of gothic Shakespeare retellings. Featuring nine dark tales based on works such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this short, sweet, and elegant anthology is sure to leave you spellbound.

Hardcover and paperback editions available here.

About My Story

Within the pages of VIOLENT DELIGHTS & MIDSUMMER DREAMS, you’ll find my short story, “We, Unhappy.”

After the events of Shakespeare’s play, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Proteus’s wife, servant, and the former object of his desire are all unsatisfied with the way things ended. As Proteus now turns his attention to another woman, they fear he may go to murderous lengths to get her. Together, they conspire to kill him first. But as a golden opportunity for murder dawns, who will be the last left standing?

What Readers Are Saying

Whether you’re a Shakespeare connoisseur or this is your introduction to the works of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, you’ll enjoy these pages filled with all manner of love, drama, deceit, betrayal, murder and more. Each of these mysterious tales is told with a singular voice, yet collectively they fit together beautifully. Themes of justice and vengeance are carefully woven throughout, all with an eerie and sometimes supernatural flair.

Amazon review by Justine

They really knocked it out of the park with this one and I almost couldn’t put it down . . . Would whole-heartedly recommend.

DarkStar1408 via Goodreads

The Vibes ✨

If you like to read to a soundtrack or background noise, here’s some music and ambience that pair nicely with “We, Unhappy.”